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Pakistan: We Hope Afghans Would Seize the Opportunity for Peace

Pakistan foreign office peace in Afghanistan

KABUL – Pakistan says it has been making serious and sincere efforts for facilitating intra-Afghan peace process for an inclusive political settlement. “We hope that Afghans would seize this opportunity for achieving lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan,“ said Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) on Monday. FO spokesperson, commenting on the …

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Taliban: The Govt Delegation Is Not Interested in Peace Talks

Taliban Spokesperson Naeem

DOHA – The Taliban’s spokesperson in Doha, Qatar, Mohammad Naeem, on Tuesday accused the Afghan Republic’s negotiating team of not being interested in moving peace talks forward. In a video message Tuesday, Naeem said: “Although the two sides had held a number of joint meetings after Eid, the government delegation …

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TTP Chief Killed in a Drone Attack in Afghanistan

TTP Chief killed by drone

KABUL – The Chief of Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud has been killed in a drone attack in Afghanistan. According to sources Mufti Noor was among the key leaders of the banned organization. He was killed along with his boy guard Inqalabi Mehsud. He was reportedly hiding …

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Security Forces Push Back Taliban Offensives in Baghlan

Baghlan security forces

PUL-E-KHUMRI – Taliban offensives in Pul-e-Khumri city in Baghlan to break the defensive fronts but they faced strong response by Afghan commandos and police special forces and their attacks were pushed back; however, pressure remains on the capital city. The security forces assured that they will prevent the Taliban from …

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130 Taliban Members Lay Down Arms, Join Peace Process

130 Taliban lay down arms, join peace process

KABUL – A group of 130 armed Taliban led by Maulvi Mardan joined the peace process in Herat on Thursday, officials confirmed. Herat Governor Abdul Sabor Qani said the group had been active in areas of Herat’s Shindand district, and that many villages in the area were under the group’s …

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UNSC Shows Concerns About the Situation in Afghanistan

UNSC shows concerns about the situation in Afghanistan

KABUL – Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar has assessed the situation in Afghanistan with the UN Security Council (UNSC) members in an open debate through VTC, according to a statement on Wednesday. Members of the UNSC , including the representatives of the United States, the United Kingdom, Estonia, and Head …

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5 Civilians Killed, 20 Wounded in Kandahar Blast

Kandahar blast

KANDAHAR – Five civilians were killed and 20 more, including women and children, were wounded in a roadside bomb blast in the southern province of Kandahar on Tuesday night, the provincial police said on Wednesday. The incident happened on Kabul-Kandahar Highway in Maiwand district in Kandahar on Tuesday night after …

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